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5.3.2021 13:00

Black Carbon mitigation roadmap for decision makers in three regions

The short-lived climate pollutant black carbon is a troublemaker in the Arctic. All Kolarctic states and regions emit black carbon that are harmful both nationally and globally.

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As outlined by the EU BC policy initiative, there is a need for a common direction for countries and organizations to reduce black carbon emissions in the Arctic while paying attention to climate change and human health.

The aim of this project is building a black carbon mitigation roadmap for decision makers in three regions: Finland, Norway and Russia. Roadmap is suitable for coordinating the cooperation of professionals from various fields of expertise and eases communications of experts from different fields.

Roadmapping process can be seen as a way for project partners to create a common view of status quo and the future and related targets for everyone. It is worthwhile incorporating the knowledge and people from other projects into Black Carbon mitigation planning through roadmapping.

The regional council of Lapland has granted funding from Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020, which is cooperation programme between the North Calotte and northwest Russia. The Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020 programme aims to promote a viable economy of the region, where the natural resources are used in a sustainable way.

Project info

Name: Capacity Building for Black Carbon mitigation efforts: a roadmap for cross-border activities

Project duration: 22.2.2021-28.2.2022

Source of funding: Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020 programme

Project Partners: Lapland University of Applied Sciences is the lead partner of the project – other partners are The Arctic University of Norway in Narvik and The Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Murmansk.

First Workshop of Capacity Building for Black Carbon mitigation efforts (CB4BC)

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Location: Online Microsoft Teams

Date: 17th of March 2021 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm (EET)

In order to get the link, please register to the event by 16th of March at the latest.


Welcoming words and introduction of the project | Project manager Anne Saloniemi, Lapland University of Applied Sciences

Presentation of the EU-funded Action on Black Carbon in the Arctic (EUA-BCA)
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Ltd. Stefan Åström
Discussion and sharing ideas

Status of Black carbon distribution in Russian Arctic
Senior advisor to chairman of Kola Science Center Vladimir Masloboev
Discussion and sharing ideas

Norwegian perspectives to address the CB problem
Director of Arctic Centre of Sustainable Energy (ARC) Professor Matteo Chiesa
Discussion and sharing ideas

Summary of the day
| Principal lecturer (PhD) Jussi Soppela, Lapland University of Applied Sciences

Invitation to second workshop 20th of May 2021

For further information

Project manager Anne Saloniemi, +358 44 478 0265

Lapland University of Applied Sciences

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